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Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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Houghton M. Roberts Beach is among a chain of Monterey State Beaches located between Seaside Beach and Del Monte Beach. The beaches are sandy and flat with plenty of room to move around. People come here to enjoy beach-combing, kite flying, or just to soak up the sun. Kayakers, surfers, and stand-up paddleboarders launch from the shallow and generally calm waters this beach offers.

A hotel divides the two beach parking lots, which has plenty of room to park for free. Leashed dogs are allowed on this portion of the beach. Wildlife viewing is not as plentiful here as at the nearby Asilomar Marine Reserve or Point Pinos Lighthouse Reservation, but pelicans occasionally skim the water.

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Close drive. Free parking.

Cons

High congestion.

Features

Fishing
Whale watching
Wildlife
Wildlife
Bird watching

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Gabilan + Southern Diablo Mountains, California
Gabilan + Southern Diablo Mountains, California

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